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2023 Ford Escape To Officially Debut On October 25th

The fact that the Ford Escape is set to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year has been one of the worst-kept secrets in the automotive world for some time now. Ford Authority spies have spotted numerous examples of the refreshed crossover driving around – in many cases, completely uncovered – during that time span, while various details about that particular vehicle have also surfaced as well. Now, however, we finally know when the 2023 Ford Escape will officially debut – tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th – thanks to this tweet from Ford North America Product Communications director Mike Levine.

Though the 2023 Ford Escape represents a refresh for the crossover and not a total redesign, there are quite a few notable changes taking place here. For starters, the 2023 Escape is getting a totally new, revamped trim level lineup compared to the current model, with the plug-in hybrid becoming its own distinct entity. That lineup is also adding the new Active trim, though it’s a regular trim level and won’t be a more capable off-road version of the Escape like its European counterpart.

On the outside, the 2023 Ford Escape gains new styling at the front and rear that’s edgier than the current, more rounded model, as well as standard LED headlights. Inside the cabin, customers get their choice of two different infotainment screensa standard 8-inch unit for Base, Active, ST-Line, and ST-Line Select trims, and a larger 13.2-inch screen that’s optional on the Active, ST-Line, and ST-Line Select, as well as standard on the ST-Line Elite and Platinum.

The 2023 Escape is also gaining a standard mini spare tire and an upgraded version of the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features, but the automaker’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving feature won’t be one of them. As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, 2023 Ford Escape production at the Louisville Assembly plant was recently pushed back six weeks and is currently scheduled to begin on December 12th, 2022, though as always, that date is subject to change.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Escape soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Chaddy

    Be curious if they will also release information on whether the PHEV will be able to fully qualify for the clean car rebate.

  2. John Evans

    It looks like someone T-boned into the sides ! Those sculpted door panels are terrible 😫
    The info screen sticking up from the dashboard is very disappointing and distracting.

  3. Stevo

    The general design shape of this vehicle and it’s peculiarities condemn the Escape/Kuga to become one of ford’s great non classics in the future.


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